Lord Elwyn Jones honoured with a blue plaque in Llanelli
ONE of Llanelli's most famous legal and political figures has been honoured with a blue plaque at his former home.
Former Lord Chancellor Elwyn Jones was recognised with the plaque at the house he was born in along Old Castle Road on Monday.
The plaque, erected by Llanelli Community Heritage and sponsored by MP Nia Griffith, was unveiled by former Home Secretary and Leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard.
Vice chairman of the heritage group Lyn John said: "Lord Elwyn Jones was an eminent politician and Lord Chancellor.
"He was a Llanelli-educated man and represents among the best of this area.
"He really was a local boy made good."
The late Lord Elwyn received the honour in recognition of his extensive legal and political contribution.
The former Llanelli Grammar School pupil had a lengthy legal career, which included the prosecution of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg Trials.
He later also went on to serve as Attorney General, during which time he led the prosecution in the Moors Murder case against Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
His political achievements included serving as member of parliament for Plaistow in West Ham, following this he was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1974 — a post he held until 1979.
He was later made a life peer and adopted the title Lord Elwyn Jones of Llanelli and Newham, before his death in1989.
He is among a host of other well-known faces across Llanelli to receive the honour of a blue plaque.
Most recently, late singing star Dorothy Squires was honoured with a plaque at her family home in Dafen.
The plaques aim to commemorate the link between figures of the past and the buildings they lived and worked in.